OP ED: APNU+AFC/GUYSUCO MUST STOP LYING – THEY ARE CONTRACTING AND CLOSING SUGAR

By Dr Leslie Ramsammy

Here are facts: Wales Sugar Estate is closed and hundreds of sugar workers are unemployed. Skeldon, Sugar Estate has had its first crop operations suspended, no planting has occurred and no harvesting has taken place. Skeldon is essentially closed. Enmore Sugar Packaging Plant has suspended its operation. LBI cane cultivation has ended and no planting has taken place at Enmore. Enmore/LBI has closed. The ethanol plant at Albion has not been used since 2015. The Providence cane fields have been abandoned.    Continue reading OP ED: APNU+AFC/GUYSUCO MUST STOP LYING – THEY ARE CONTRACTING AND CLOSING SUGAR

PRESS RELEASE: GOV’T VIOLATING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF OUR DOCTORS – PPP PROMISES LEGAL ACTION

PRESS RELEASE

The members of the medical profession in the public sector have expressed great concern at the high-handedness of the Government in attempting to peremptorily and unlawfully place all public sector doctors on the pensionable scheme. The PPP/C stands in solidarity with the doctors who, without any consultations and against their will, are being mandated to move from contract employment to the pensionable scheme. These doctors will lose their benefits; gratuity; and allowances. Their years of service will be shortened, thereby decreasing their benefits under the pensionable scheme. The doctors are also worried and outraged by the fact that their on-call allowances, Head of Department, Head of Section and overtime allowances will all now be taxed. Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: GOV’T VIOLATING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF OUR DOCTORS – PPP PROMISES LEGAL ACTION

SARU agents seize computers belonging to NGO at NDC office

–  PPP calls for police investigation

PPP PRESS STATEMENT

At or about 2 p.m. today, a group of men who claimed to be officials of the State Assets Recovery Unit, Ministry of the Presidency, entered the Enmore Neighbourhood Democratic Council’s office, located at Station Road, Newtown, Enmore in the company of Deochan Singh, an APNU+AFC NDC Councillor for that NDC and took away from the premises, without the permission of the NDC or the Community Resource Center, 15 complete desktop computers and 8 backup power-packs. Continue reading SARU agents seize computers belonging to NGO at NDC office

BETRAYAL – BULKAN CONFESSES APNU+AFC HAS NO INTENTION OF STOPPING THE GREEN MONSTER

By Dr Leslie Ramsammy

The Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, defiantly confessed in a brazen statement yesterday that paid parking is a fact of life in Georgetown. He was not offering an opinion opened for discussion and dialogue, he was informing the people of another APNU+AFC’s imposition. Essentially, he announced that paid parking is a policy direction being pursued by APNU+AFC. It is a declaration to the citizens of Georgetown and all citizens of Guyana that regardless of their views, APNU+AFC is imposing paid parking on citizens in Georgetown. It is also a threat because before long paid-parking will come to a community near where people live. New Amsterdam, Corriverton, Anna Regina, Charity, Parika, Vreed-en-Hoop, Linden and other places are under severe threat for paid parking. Continue reading BETRAYAL – BULKAN CONFESSES APNU+AFC HAS NO INTENTION OF STOPPING THE GREEN MONSTER

Too many citizens dying – PPP calls on Gov’t to immediately unfold a crime fighting strategy

After nearly two years in office, the Coalition Government has abysmally failed to come up with any crime fighting strategy. This is according to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

In a statement released late this afternoon the party said, “Having regard to the fact, that the Cabinet is comprised of a number of persons trained in the area of national security, who have held top positions, both in the Defence and the Police Force, this is one area in which the citizens expected this Government to demonstrate a minimum of competence”. Continue reading Too many citizens dying – PPP calls on Gov’t to immediately unfold a crime fighting strategy

Farmers continue to protest land rental, drainage fees increase

Farmers continued their protest action against the unconscionable increases in land rental and drainage fees being foisted on them by an uncaring APNU+AFC Government. Today’s large gathering outside the Onverwagt office of the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary-Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA) was supported by party officials from Berbice and Executives of the Rice Producers Association.

PPP wants parking meter project immediately scrapped- Supports citizens boycott

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is once again calling on the APNU+AFC Government to scrap the controversial parking meter project being implemented following an agreement between the Georgetown Mayor and City Council and Smart City Solutions.

Here’s a release issued by the party on Thursday January 26th, 2017:

The implementation of parking meters in the City of Georgetown is the latest blow inflicted upon the Nation by this Government. Against the backdrop of a declining economy, rising cost of living and the imposition by the Government of over two hundred (200) new tax measures and increases in public licenses fees in one calendar year, the parking meters will add even greater economic, financial and social hardships upon the backs of the citizens, especially those living, working or visiting the City of Georgetown. Continue reading PPP wants parking meter project immediately scrapped- Supports citizens boycott

PPP hosts Public Forum on GECOM

The People’s Progressive Party held a public forum on Friday last at which the imbroglio surrounding the nomination of a list of persons from which the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is to be appointed was discussed.

The well attended event saw presentations from General Secretary and Leader of the Opposition Dr Bharrat Jagdeo; former Attorney General and current Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall; Attorney-at-law Ronald Burchsmith and Nigel Hinds who represented civil society.   Continue reading PPP hosts Public Forum on GECOM

Gov’t’s DDL settlement comes back to haunt it – Banks DIH moves to the court claiming billions in refunds

The David Granger led APNU+AFC administration ignored warnings by the political opposition that its move to settle a multi-billion dollar tax liability incurred by a local beverage company for only a paltry sum could open up the national treasury to billions in losses via court challenges by other companies.   And People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, on Monday revealed that Banks DIH has filed a case against the government claiming billions of dollars in refunds. Continue reading Gov’t’s DDL settlement comes back to haunt it – Banks DIH moves to the court claiming billions in refunds